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Child & Family Services

Rochester Highland

Rochester Highlands

JFS Rochester delivers holistic programming and resource connections to residents at The Rochester Highlands, a local affordable housing complex. Programming for residents includes care management, nursing services, educational workshops, health and wellness offerings, and child-focused activities.

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Family Counseling

The Counseling Center at JFS offers family counseling services to provide support and guidance to families facing various challenges. Our experienced therapists work with families to improve communication, build stronger relationships, and navigate difficult situations together.

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Child & Adolescent Counseling

The Counseling Center at JFS Rochester offers child and adolescent counseling services using evidence-based models like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address a range of mental health concerns in young people. Our experienced therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for children and adolescents to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and develop effective coping skills to improve their emotional wellbeing.

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Play Therapy

Our registered play therapist provides an intervention for children as young as three that is proven to disrupt negative patterns and build positive coping strategies.

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Parenting Support

The Counseling Center at JFS offers support for parents with children of all ages including counseling and peer support programs.

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SPACE

SPACE – Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions – helps parents understand and support their child who is experiencing anxiety, while also taking care of their own emotional needs. The treatment focuses on the idea that when parents can manage their own reactions, they are better equipped to help their child.

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Literacy Program

Through the Literacy Program at JFS, volunteers are paired with students in the Rochester City School District to help instill a love of reading at 12 schools in the RCSD.

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Nurture Program

The Nurture Program at JFS brings the community together by matching volunteers with parents during the first year of their baby’s life. Volunteers are trained and supervised to support parents who are adjusting to parenthood, feeling isolated, or overwhelmed.

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School & Childcare Counseling Support

The Counseling Center at JFS includes on-site counseling to meet the social, emotional, developmental, and mental health needs of children and youth at Jewish Day schools, religious schools, and Jewish child carecenters.

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